a gardener planting beans
Image by cjp / iStock

Help teach your neighbors to grow vegetables! Become a Seed to Supper volunteer.


Seed-to-Supper Volunteer Application Deadline

  • Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 9:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Are you interested in helping beginning gardeners in your community learn to grow their own vegetables? This training will prepare Seed-to-Supper volunteer educators to teach FREE vegetable gardening classes in communities across Tompkins County. Volunteers will become familiar with the Seed-to-Supper curriculum, learn some hands-on activities to use to teach classes their own communities, and will receive all materials needed to run the classes. This training and the community classes are both FREE.

UPDATE: Training dates are Thursday, February 27th, 5:30-8:30pm (dinner provided) and Saturday, February 29th from 10am-4pm (lunch will be provided). Volunteers must be able to attend both training dates, and review the Seed to Supper curriculum materials at home in between the two training sessions.

Volunteers will learn to teach the Seed to Supper curriculum, which consists of six Powerpoint presentations and a 100 page gardening manual for class participants. Topics include planning the garden, soil preparation, composting, planting, garden maintenance, pests and diseases, and harvesting.

Contact Jennie Cramer at jrc10@cornell.edu with questions or to receive a volunteer application. You also may download a volunteer job description and application from the left sidebar on this page.

Application deadline: Friday, February 21



Learn More



CCE-Tompkins Education Center
615 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850-3555

Last updated February 20, 2020